The project was designed by Edison Musa Arquitetos Associados,
one of the best renowned architectural firms in Brazil
specialized in large-scale commercial buildings.
The São Luiz Gonzaga Building is located on
the grounds of the traditional São Luís
School and is one of the largest buildings on Paulista
Avenue, occupying most of the block. The development
is surrounded by several older structures that make
the building’s post-modern style, complete with
aluminum panels and mirrored glass, stand-out even
On the outside the building displays grid-shaped
geometric figures, outlined with a metallic coat,
which join the glass-curtain façade of 10 mm
The 22 stories are built around an external 18-meter-high
steel and glass gate, which leads to the imposing
entrance hall, featuring a 6-meter-high ceiling along
with a rare Brazilian granite floor. The bathrooms
and kitchens have ceramic floors and the walls are
made of laminate sheeting.
Indoors, each of the 22 stories has 1820 m2, one of
the largest areas in the City of São Paulo.
The amount of pillars are reduced and located on
the peripheral area of the floor, making easier the
organization of spaces and allowing a division in
two suites of 915 m2, or in 4 suites with a private
area, which ranges from 412 m2 to 497 m2. These dimensions
are adequate for modern companies operating in the
The stories also have all the infra-structure for
an intelligent building, including structured optic
fiber cables. This permits high speed in voice, text,
data and image transmission, and also the connection
of computer equipment in a short period of time, with
no need of pre-established points.
One of the highlights of the building is the set of
17 high performance elevators, which reach 4m per
Fourteen of them have large dimension cabins (24
passengers for each cabin) and are divided into two
groups (high and low floors), a formula that permits
to adequately comply the building’s traffic
Two of them serve the ground floor and the first
basement. There is also a smaller and slower elevator
that serves all the floors and emergency situations.
This elevator can be used by firefighters even in
case of fire.
The São Luis Gonzaga building is equipped with
a helipad designed to serve up to size 5 aircrafts,
which is equivalent to five tons.
The environmental, security and administration control
of the building offers the state-of-the art automation
equipment available in the market.
The Control Center is totally computerized and monitors
continuously several services, such as:
• control of the personal security in the entrance
• access control system to the basement
• electric supply
• electric demand
• air temperature
• water flow
• detection and combat of fire
• TV closed circuit
• electronic and hydraulic elevators
• administration of the permanent staff responsible
for the building maintenance
• emergency electric generators to supply energy
to the tenants, in case of interruption of Eletropaulo’s